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packing leaf springs with grease?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by telecustom, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    telecustom
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    from Langey, BC

    Is this the kinda thing to do, or just clean 'em up fresh rust paint and bolt them back in?
     
  2. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
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    Yes. Remove any ridges from wear and grease them up. Later springs had a channel and a zerk for grease.
     
  3. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    I've used poly liner on leaf springs for over 30 years. Don't make noise and give consistent compression and rebound. Also have never worn out the liners and have put them on all my leaf spring vehicles.
     
  4. Rob Paul
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    mix some graphite powder in with the grease. THis works great...
     

  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    40's and 50's Chevys are wrapped in lead. that stuff holds the grease. I think grease is good. I think I'd leave it if I had a choice.
     
  6. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    telecustom
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    from Langey, BC

    Ok cool I just put another coat of paint on, one more to go. Ill look in to packing tomry when the shops open.
     
  7. Grease also attracks dirt...get dirt in the grease and it'll slowly eat your springs away. If you wanna grease em, you gotta wrap em good as well.
     
  8. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    telecustom
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    from Langey, BC

    Well it looks like im staying away from grease because this is a rear model a spring and iv dressed up the ends of each leaf so this will be unwrapped. Im down to poly liner unless the graphite holds back the dirt in the grease. lots of good ones if anyone has a tip feel free. Thanks
     
  9. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    Flat Ernie
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    I've used anti-seize before - seems to provide good results.
     

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